Community groups, registered charities and voluntary sector organisations could receive up to £2,500 to support new community projects or enhance existing community activity and schemes, with the allocation of a grant from the Waveney Community Enabling Fund.
This funding programme was included in the latest East Suffolk Business Plan – a document which presents the key priorities for Waveney in partnership with Suffolk Coastal District Council. Overall there is an allocation of £25,800 for 2017-18.
As part of its ongoing work to help communities find solutions to local needs, Waveney District Council is making funds available to build on the work of community and voluntary groups. The award of the funding will be dependent on specific criteria, which will ensure that resources are allocated to the most deserving causes in a timely fashion.
Grants are available for projects which support Waveney residents in improving their quality of life, which encourage partnership working within the local community, that represent value for money and show commitment to equal opportunities.
Applications are welcome from any local organisation looking to run a project offering support to key groups within the area, such as older and young people, black and minority ethnic groups, volunteering, vulnerable people and socially-excluded communities. Joint applications from groups working together on specific projects are also acceptable.
Applicants must be ready to start delivery from 1 October 2017 and finish by no later than 30 September 2018. The deadline for applications is 12 noon on Wednesday 30 August 2017.